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  • Boston to Baghdad: The Man Behind New England's Shootout for Soldiers Event
    By msilva - Friday Jun 23, 2017

    M

    ike Sullivan and lacrosse have long been in a love affair of sorts.

    It began in 1980s in Bardonia, N.Y., when Sullivan started playing in middle school. Eventually he made it to West Point and played two years of Division I lacrosse at Army. “Sully,” as he’s affectionately known, even played club lacrosse while stationed at Fort Bragg in North Carolina, and while he was overseas in Kaiserslautern, Germany. His family also attends nearly every Boston Cannons home game. He serves on the board of the Eastern Massachusetts Chapter of US Lacrosse.

    Now 45 and a lieutenant colonel, Sullivan has taken his passion to another realm: organizing Boston’s Shootout For Soldiers event, which will commence its third rendition Friday at 7 p.m. Eastern at UMass Lowell.

    “While in Boston, I got an incredible feel for how lacrosse was growing, but also the patriotism and pride I saw in the community,” said Sullivan, who is wrapping up his doctorate at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts. “This was only a year after the Boston Marathon bombing, and things that caught my eye were everything from American flags to how much they seemed to respect the service members.”

    So Sullivan reached out to Tyler Steinhardt, the executive director of Shootout for Soldiers, and they ironed out the details of expanding to Beantown. The event, which features 24 hours of lacrosse and raises money to support American veterans, started in 2015 with 600 players and 3,200 attendees raising $26,170.

    That first year, Sullivan said there were plenty of hurdles, like having enough teams to play and working with Harvard, the host site. Last year, Shootout for Soldiers Boston expanded to the complex at UMass Lowell and raised $56,586. Forty-one teams registered for this year’s event with hopes of raising $75,000 for four national and two local military charities. 

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    Sullivan said the point of Shootout for Soldiers Boston isn’t the money raised, but rather bringing the lacrosse community together and offering educational resources to veterans of the armed services. It helps, too, he said, that some “pretty cool” stories come out of the day.

    “We start with the veterans game, and last year we had three Vietnam vets, one guy who brought his old bucket helmet and wooden stick with him,” Sullivan said. “It looked like he was stepping out of a history book. The goalie on my team lost his leg in Afghanistan in 2012, so he's out there playing with a prosthetic limb.”

    Stories aside, partners and fellow organizers say that Sullivan truly is the lifeblood of Shootout for Soldiers Boston.

    It’s a sentiment echoed by Kevin Barney, the vice president and general manager of the Cannons. For this year’s event, the Cannons are expected to send Josh Hawkins and several other players to guest coach and interact with fans.

    “The event itself is something the Cannons saw as a great way for us to support our military veterans on a national and local level,” Barney said. “It’s a unique event and great opportunity and something we’re happy to get behind. Then when Mike Sullivan took over, it made it easier. A great guy who’s supportive of us and we obviously wanted to return that and support something he’s very passionate about.”

    Steinhardt went a step further, saying Sullivan has grabbed the event by the horns and “just run with it” the last few years. 

    “If you look at a Venn diagram of people who love lacrosse and work in the military, Sully fits exactly in the middle,” Steinhardt said. “He’s a guy who cares deeply about both. It comes from a place of genuine care and authenticity that really drives the event. It’s what fueled Boston to grow so rapidly.”

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    While praise for Sullivan and Shootout for Soldiers Boston go hand in hand, the organization also hosts events on a national scale. In all, 11 cities ranging from Dana Point, Calif. to Aurora, Colo., to Baltimore hold similar days. A recent event in Baltimore raised a Shootout for Soldiers-record $201,738.

    And if Sullivan’s plans unfold, their portfolio will expand even further.

    On July 2, he’s shipping out to Baghdad, Iraq for a yearlong deployment. There’s a group of about 20 guys at the American embassy who play lacrosse on a turf field, Sullivan said, but often lack enough equipment. Thus, Sullivan, who works with Operation Baggataway, a charity that donates used lacrosse gear to service members, plans to bring sticks and more.

    With that, he hopes to launch a Shootout for Soldiers Baghdad.

    “There’s no way we can play for 24 hours, but even if we just do two or three hours and maybe do a live stream of what we’re doing and tell people about where the different players are from and their jobs in Iraq are, I think it’d be a neat opportunity,” Sullivan said. “It’d educate people about why we’re still there and how lacrosse weaves into everything we do. Once I get on the ground, I'm going to try and make it happen.”

    Sullivan’s hope for expansion does not stop there, though. 

    Upon returning from his deployment, the military will send him and his family to a currently unknown city, where he plans on starting another Shootout for Soldiers event. And even while stationed in Baghdad, Sullivan plans on helping organize the Boston event in 2018, much to his wife’s chagrin.

    He’ll have plenty of help, though, mainly Rachael Rennie, who will take over and he dubbed his “partner in crime.” 

    “Mike’s been a huge all-around life mentor,” Rennie said. “I’m going to miss him like crazy and it’ll be sad to see him go, but I’m looking forward to filling his shoes. I know what we need to do, I just have to set aside the time. It’ll be a struggle for sure, but I’m excited for it.”

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    All things considered, Shootout for Soldiers Boston has grown by leaps and bounds, with Sullivan at the center of it all.

    It’s led to guys like Joe Cardona, the long snapper for the New England Patriots, and Margo McAuley, a broadcaster on Lacrosse Sports Network, coming out. This year’s event will even feature a Tufts alumni team, with former head coach Mike Daly and current head coach Casey D'Annolfo expected to show.

    But, at the end of the day, Sullivan has a simple message regarding what Shootout for Soldiers Boston is all about.

    “I tell everyone I get the opportunity to tell, the service members that deploy, we have the easier job, as much as people don’t believe me,” Sullivan said. “It’s the spouses, the husbands, the wives, the same-sex partners that stay back who I think have the much tougher job. This day really lets us all come together and experience what that’s all about.”

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    Lt. Col. Mike Sullivan, organizer of this weekend's Shootout for Soldiers in Boston, deploys to Iraq July 2.
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    Lt. Col. Mike Sullivan, a former Army lacrosse player, deploys to Baghdad on July 2.
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    “Sully” organizes Shootout for Soldiers Boston, which will draw 41 teams this weekend to UMass Lowell with hopes of raising at least $75,000 for national and local military charities.

    Source: US Lacrosse Magazine
  • Needham Joins Final Nike/USL HSG Top 25 With Upset of Longmeadow
    By mschneider - Tuesday Jun 20, 2017

    In the final in-season update of the Nike/US Lacrosse High School Girls Top 25, three teams found new spots at the bottom of the pack.

    Thanks to Needham (Mass.) upsetting previously-ranked Longmeadow (Mass.) in the Division 1 state championship game to jump in at No. 22, Archbishop Carroll (Pa.), the PIAA 3A champion, moved up two spots, while Bayport-Blue Point (N.Y.) dropped just one.

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    National Top 25

     
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    1 McDonogh (Md.) 22-0 1 Season complete (IAAM champion) 2 Garden City (N.Y.) 20-1 2 Season complete (Class B champion) 3 Glenelg (Md.) 20-0 3 Season complete (Maryland 3A/2A champion) 4 Notre Dame Prep (Md.) 19-3 4 Season complete (IAAM runner-up) 5 Mount Sinai (N.Y.) 18-2 5 Season complete (Class C champion) 6 Bridgewater-Raritan (N.J.) 22-1 6 Season complete (Group 4/TOC winner) 7 Ridgewood (N.J.) 21-1 7 Season complete 8 Bishop Ireton (Va.) 19-5 8 Season complete (WCAC/VISAA champion) 9 St. Stephen's & St. Agnes (Va.) 27-2 9 Season complete (ISL Champion/VISAA runner-up) 10 Darien (Conn.) 20-3 10 Season complete (Class L champion) 11 Pittsford (N.Y.) 20-1 11 Season complete (Class A champion) 12 Middle Country (N.Y.) 18-4 12 Season complete (Class A runner-up) 13 Skaneateles (N.Y.) 18-4 13 Season complete (Class D champion) 14 Milton (Ga.) 17-4 14 Season complete (GHSA 6A/7A champion) 15 Loyola Academy (Ill.) 28-2 15 Season complete (state champion) 16 Oak Knoll (N.J.) 21-5 16 Season complete (NJSIAA Group 1 champion) 17 Summit (N.J.) 19-3 17 Season complete (NJSIAA Group 3 champion) 18 Moorestown (N.J.) 20-3 18 Season complete 19 Christian Brothers (N.Y.) 16-4 19 Season complete 20 Eastport-South Manor (N.Y.) 15-3 20 Season complete 21 Archbishop Carroll (Pa.) 24-1 23 Season complete (PIAA 3A champion) 22 Needham (Mass.) 23-3 NR Season complete (Division I champion) 23 Bayport-Blue Point (N.Y.) 13-4 22 Season complete 24 Agnes Irwin (Pa.) 21-5 24 Season complete (PAISAA champion) 25 Fayetteville-Manlius (N.Y.) 17-4 25 Season complete (Class B runner-up)
    Also considered: Marriotts Ridge (Md.), West Genesee (N.Y.), Shoreham-Wading River (N.Y.), St. Anthony's (N.Y.), Ward Melville (N.Y.), Episcopal Academy (Pa.), Lawrenceville (N.J.), Brighton (N.Y.), Longmeadow (Mass.)
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    Nike/US Lacrosse High School Rankings
    National Boys' Top 25 | National Girls' Top 25
    Northeast Boys' Top 10 | Northeast Girls' Top 10
    Mid-Atlantic Boys' Top 10 | Mid-Atlantic Girls' Top 10
    South Boys' Top 10
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    Midwest Boys' Top 10
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    Northeast Top 10

    1. Garden City (N.Y.), 20-1

    The Trojans claimed their 14th state title in the past 22 years with a 16-8 win over Fayetteville-Manlius (N.Y.) in the Class B championship. Their lone loss was against nationally-ranked Moorestown (N.J.). Previous: 1

    2. Mount Sinai (N.Y.), 18-2

    The Mustangs topped Honeoye Falls-Lima (N.Y.), 15-4, to win their third straight Class C state title. They ended the season on a 15-game winning streak, following early losses to Shoreham-Wading River (N.Y.) and national No. 4 Notre Dame Prep (Md.) by a combined three goals. Previous: 2

    3. Darien (Conn.), 20-3

    The Blue Wave collected their fifth straight Class L state title with a 13-10 win over Wilton (Conn.). Their losses were to national No. 7 Ridgewood (N.J.), No. 2 Garden City and then-ranked Manhasset (N.Y.). Darien has won nine titles the past 10 years. Previous: 3

    4. Pittsford (N.Y.), 20-1

    Sophomore Ellie Mooney scored on a free-position shot just into the start of the second overtime to lift the Panthers to a 10-9 win over Middle Country (N.Y.) in the Class A final for the program’s first state title. Pittsford’s lone loss was to Brighton (N.Y.). Previous: 4

    5. Middle Country (N.Y.), 18-4

    The Wolverines scored two goals in the final minute of regulation to force overtime, but ultimately fell 10-9 in double overtime to Pittsford (N.Y.) in the Class A championship game. Three of their losses were to nationally-ranked opponents. Previous: 5

    6. Skaneateles (N.Y.), 18-4

    The Lakers closed the season with 15 straight wins, capped by a thrilling 12-11 overtime victory over Bronxville (N.Y.) in the Class D state final. Senior Kyla Sears (Princeton) scored her fifth goal with 23 seconds left in the second overtime to lift Skaneateles. Previous: 6

    7. Christian Brothers Academy (N.Y.), 16-4

    The Brothers didn’t get a chance to try to defend their state title after falling 9-7 to eventual champion Pittsford in the Class A semifinals. All four of their losses were against teams that are currently or have been ranked in the top 25 this season. Previous: 7

    8. Eastport-South Manor (N.Y.), 15-3

    E-SM’s season ended with a 12-6 loss to top-ranked Garden City in the Long Island Class B championship game. The Sharks led 6-5 at halftime, but were shut out in the second half. Kaitlyn Dowsett led E-SM with 34 goals and 41 assists this season. Previous: 8

    9. Needham (Mass.), 23-3

    The Rockets raced out to an early 4-1 lead and used strong team defense to secure an 8-5 win over previously-ranked Longmeadow (Mass.) in the Division 1 state championship game. Sarah Conley and Maeve Barker each finished with two goals and two assists for Needham, which topped Andover (Mass.), 18-8, in the state semifinals. Previous: NR

    10. Bayport-Blue Point (N.Y.), 13-4

    Bayport-Blue Point ended the season with a 9-6 loss to Mount Sinai in the Suffolk County Class C title game last month. Junior midfielder Cassidy Weeks led the Phantoms with 24 goals and 15 assists. Previous: 10

    — Will Cleveland

     

    Mid-Atlantic Top 10 (season complete)

    1. McDonogh (Md.), 22-0

    The Eagles’ unprecedented streak lives on as they finished an eighth straight perfect season with another IAAM title. They beat Notre Dame Prep (Md.), 12-9, in the final May 13 for their 177th consecutive win. Julia Hoffman (Maryland) posted a team-best 55 goals and Maddie Jenner (Duke) added 44 to go along with 165 draw controls. Previous: 1

    2. Glenelg (Md.), 20-0

    The Gladiators were perfect on the way to a repeat Maryland 3A/2A title, finishing with a comfortable win over C.M. Wright (Md.) in the championship May 23. Their résumé included a victory over IAAM power Notre Dame Prep (Md.) and two defeats of rival Marriotts Ridge (Md.). Glenelg put up 319 goals in 20 games this season with Alayna Pagnotta (Jacksonville) scoring a team-high 64 of them and Lindsay LeTellier (Davidson) assisting on 74. Previous: 2

    3. Notre Dame Prep (Md.), 19-3

    The Blazers pushed top-ranked McDonogh twice but couldn’t spring the upset. The second one was a 12-9 loss in the IAAM championship on May 13. Their only other setback came to Glenelg on April 15. Caitlynn Mossman (Boston College) stoked the offense with 46 goals and 46 assists, while goalie Lucy Lowe (Penn State) limited opponents to 6.7 goals per game. Previous: 3

    4. Bridgewater-Raritan (N.J.) 22-1

    Kirsten Murphy’s goal with one minute, 37 seconds left put the Panthers ahead for good in Saturday’s NJSIAA Tournament of Champions final against then-No. 12 Oak Knoll (N.J.). The senior attacker scored four times in the 7-6 win that gave Bridgewater-Raritan its first ToC title. Arielle Weisman made a pair of saves in the final minute to seal the narrow victory, which avenged its only loss of the season. Previous: 4

    5. Ridgewood (N.J.), 21-1

    The Maroons piled up as many impressive wins as anybody this spring, but their unbeaten run abruptly ended with a 10-9 loss to Bridgewater Raritan in the NJSIAA Group 4 semifinals on May 31. Chelsea Trattner (Stanford) and Alex Absey (Columbia) tied for the team lead with 61 goals apiece, while Hannah Cermack (Boston College) posted 47 goals and 44 assists for the most points. Previous: 5

    6. Bishop Ireton (Va.), 19-5

    The Cardinals earned WCAC and Virginia independent school titles, finishing the spring on a 13-game winning streak. They closed with their best victory, dropping St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes (Va.), 9-8 in overtime, on May 21. Madison Mote (Notre Dame) was the offensive catalyst, posting 24 goals and 68 assists for the season. Previous: 6

    7. St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes (Va.), 27-2

    The Saints started the spring with 15 straight wins and later claimed the ISL title, but they came up short in the Virginia independent school tournament. They lost 9-8 to Bishop Ireton in overtime on May 21. A high-scoring attack showed remarkable balance all season with Zoe Belodeau (Penn) leading the way with 115 goals and 55 assists. Previous: 7

    8. Oak Knoll (N.J.), 21-5

    The Royals finished their season Saturday with a 7-6 loss to then-national No. 6 Bridgewater-Raritan in the NJSIAA Tournament of Champions final. They had a couple of chances to tie in a thrilling final minute but couldn’t convert. Ali Baiocco (Stanford) scored once and closed her senior season with 104 goals. Oak Knoll knocked off then-No. 13 Summit, 11-9, on Wednesday to earn its spot in the final. Previous: 8

    9. Summit (N.J.), 19-3

    The Hilltoppers couldn’t land a repeat NJSIAA Tournament of Champions title. They won the Group 3 championship again but fell, 11-9, to then-No. 12 Oak Knoll in a ToC semifinal Wednesday. Summit scored the first four goals of the second half to take the lead before cooling off down the stretch. Helen Johnson (Stanford) and Anna Huntley-Robertson posted two goals apiece in the season-ending setback. Previous: 9

    10.  Moorestown (N.J.), 20-3

    The Quakers battled Summit into the final minute June 3 before falling, 9-8, in the NJSIAA Group 3 championship. Moorestown’s marquee victory in a strong spring came against New York power Garden City. Penn State-bound Quinn Nicolai provided a consistent spark with 60 goals and 28 assists. Previous: 10

    — Eric Detweiler

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    South Top 10 (season complete)

    1. Milton (Ga.), 19-4

    Milton reclaimed the GHSA 6A/7A state championship with a convincing 13-4 win over Cambridge (Ga.). It is the 11th title overall for the Eagles, who finished as the state runner-up last year. Sophie Baez led the team with five goals. Milton reached the title game by handing North Gwinnett its second loss of the season. The Eagles scored the first 11 goals of the game in the 16-3 win, and Lexie Morton finished with five goals, all in the first half, while Hannah Demis added four scores.

    2. Hutchison (Tenn.), 20-1

    The Sting won their seventh consecutive TGLA championship, beating Harpeth Hall (Tenn.) 18-7. Griffin Gearhardt had five goals and two assists, and Elizabeth Farnsworth added four goals, three assists and seven draw controls. Janessa Mai scored three goals. The Sting advanced to the final with a 15-7 win over St. Mary’s in the semifinals. Gearhardt had six goals in that win.

    3. Bishop Moore (Fla.), 20-4

    The Hornets beat St. Thomas Aquinas in double overtime to claim their first FHSAA state title and complete their season. They had lost to STA earlier in the season.

    4. St. Thomas Aquinas (Fla.), 18-2

    The Raiders were the Florida state runners-up after falling to Bishop Moore in the final to end a 16-game win streak. Their only other loss was against American Heritage-Delray (Fla.) in the third game of the season – one they avenged with an overtime win in the final stage before the state semifinals. 

    5. Cardinal Gibbons (N.C.), 19-2

    The Crusaders beat Myers Park (N.C.) 19-12 to win their second consecutive NCHSAA state championship. Elizabeth Wilson led with five goals, including two in the first five minutes when the Crusaders sprinted to a 5-0 lead. Myers Park rallied and kept it close, but never led. The Crusaders beat Broughton 20-3 in the semifinals to advance to the title game, as Jordan Lappin led with seven goals and an assist, Grace Nelson had four goals and Sarah Boney chipped in six groundballs and three interceptions. 

    6. American Heritage-Delray (Fla.), 19-1

    The Stallions suffered their only loss of the season in the third round of the Florida state playoffs, losing to St. Thomas Aquinas. Freshman Caitlyn Wurzburger finished the season with 101 goals and 117 assists. 

    7. Episcopal School of Dallas (Texas), 20-2

    The Eagles capped an impressive season by winning their first Texas state championship. They avenged their only in-state loss by beating Hockaday (Texas) in the final. 

    8. North Gwinnett (Ga.), 20-2

    The Bulldogs’ dream season ended with a 16-3 loss to top-ranked Milton in the GHSA 6A/7A semifinals. It was their first appearance in the state final four and their only other loss this year was a one-goal decision against Northview (Ga.). 

    9. Blessed Trinity (Ga.), 19-3

    The Titans beat Kell (Ga.) 11-9 to win their second consecutive GHSA 1-5A state championship. Mary Markwordt led the team with four goals and two assists, Elise Hammelrath added three goals and Mackenzie Driscoll had 12 saves. Blessed Trinity went up 2-0 and then 4-2, a lead they never surrendered even though Kell scored the final three goals of the game. 

    10. Barron Collier (Fla.), 20-2

    The Cougars’ season ended in the Florida state semifinals, but they took a huge step in getting to the Final Four. For the first time in program history, they beat perennial road block Vero Beach in the regional final. 

    — Aimee Ford Foster     

    Midwest Top 10

    1. Loyola Academy (Ill.), 28-2

    The Ramblers, led by senior Brennan Dwyer, won their ninth-straight state title by defeating New Trier (Ill.) 15-9 on June 2. Loyola’s only losses came against nationally-ranked St. Stephen's & St. Agnes (Va.) and Ohio champion Upper Arlington. Dwyer finished the season with a state-leading 108 goals to go along with 60 assists, and teammate Madison Kane joined the 100-point club with 103 points this season. Previous: 1

    2. Upper Arlington (Ohio), 19-2

    The Golden Bears repeated as state champions, winning the Division I title with a 15-6 win over then-undefeated Massillon Jackson (Ohio) on June 3. Upper Arlington’s season was highlighted by a win over Loyola Academy (Ill.). Olivia Schildmeyer led the way with 50 goals and 28 assists this season. Previous: 2

    3. Rockford (Mich.), 20-2

    The Rams won their fifth straight state title on June 10 by defeating Birmingham Unified (Mich.) 17-7. Mekenzie Vander Molen stood out for Rockford, scoring 51 goals and adding 33 assists. Rockford’s state season was punctuated with a win over New Trier (Ill.). Previous: 3

    4. Eden Prairie (Minn.), 18-1

    Abby Johnson scored six goals and teammate Naomi Rogge tallied four in a 16-10 win over the Blake School on Saturday, as the Eagles collected their third straight Minnesota state title. Eden Prairie defeated Farmington (Minn.) 19-3 in the semifinals Thursday. Previous: 5

    5. Cathedral (Ind.), 17-1

    The Irish won their second state title in three years after defeating previously unbeaten Culver Academy (Ind.) by a 12-11 margin on June 3. Cathedral’s only loss came against Loveland (Ohio) on April 8 and the Irish also had notable wins against Zionsville (Ind.) and Noblesville (Ind.). Previous: 4

    6. Massillon Jackson (Ohio), 21-1

    The Polar Bears couldn’t complete a perfect season, as they were upended by defending champion Upper Arlington (Ohio) in the state final for a second straight year on June 3. A pair of wins over New Albany (Ohio) and a three-win trip to Georgia punctuated Jackson’s season. Julia Hartnett finished the year with 75 goals, and Liz Davide scored 44 goals and added 14 assists. Previous: 6

    7. New Trier (Ill.), 22-4 

    The Trevians finished as state runners-up after falling to Loyola Academy (Ill.) 15-9 in the final June 2. New Trier defeated in-state rival Hinsdale Central twice, including a 7-5 win in the state semifinals. Katherine Gjertsen led the way for New Trier in 2017 with 123 points. Previous: 7

    8. Hinsdale Central (Ill.), 16-6

    The Red Devils officially ended the season in third place in Illinois after defeating Glenbrook South (Ill.) 9-8 in the state’s consolation game June 2. Hinsdale won big interstate contests against Cranbrook Kingswood (Mich.) and Potomac School (D.C.). Anna Santulli (Stanford) scored 84 goals and added 36 assists this season. Previous: 8

    9. Culver Academy (Ind.), 17-1

    Despite a furious comeback, the Eagles lost in the state title game to Cathedral 12-11 on June 3. Culver played a mostly in-state schedule, but defeated Fenwick (Ill.) during its unbeaten regular season. Previous: 9 

    10. Hudson (Ohio), 16-3

    The Explorers’ season ended on May 27 with a loss to then-undefeated Massillon Jackson in the regional finals. Two of Hudson’s three losses came against Jackson, but the Explorers had notable wins over Revere (Ohio) and New Albany (Ohio). Previous: 10

    — Justin Boggs

    West Top 10 (season complete)

    1. Torrey Pines (Calif.), 23-0

    The Falcons beat Poway 15-5 to claim the CIF San Diego Section Open Division championship and cap their first perfect season. Kelly McKinnon led the team with more than 90 goals this season, as Torrey Pines led the San Diego area with 15.04 goals per game and a 9.38 average goal differential. Previous: 1 

    2. Novato (Calif.), 25-1

    The Hornets three-peated as North Coast Section Division 1 champions in impressive fashion, beating California High 22-10 in the final. Charlie Rudy (Colorado) had 160 goals for the season. Novato’s lone loss was a one-goal decision against Davis (Calif.), which it avenged en route to its title. Previous: 2 

    3. Colorado Academy (Colo.), 17-2

    The Mustangs collected their third straight state title Wednesday with an 8-5 win over Cherry Creek (Colo.). They went on a 4-0 run in the first half to distance themselves and held on, as Claire Wright (three goals) and Sloane Murphy (two goals and one assist) led the way with three points each. Bridget Sutter recorded 12 saves. Previous: 3 

    4. St. Ignatius Prep (Calif.) 10-6

    The Wildcats ended a tough season on a high note, cruising to a 14-6 win over former No. 5 California High (Calif.) on May 2. Three of their losses came against teams that have been nationally-ranked this season and two others were against the No. 2 and 3 teams in the West. St. Ignatius has no postseason, as the West Bay Athletic League disbanded for girls’ lacrosse and the Central Coast Section offers no tournament. Previous: 4

    5. California High (Calif.), 18-4

    The Grizzlies beat San Ramon Valley (Calif.) 20-11 in the North Coast Section Division I semifinals but couldn’t keep up with Novato in the final. Isabella McHugh led the team with 78 goals and 14 assists, and Marissa Leonardi added 72 goals and 17 assists. Previous: 5

    6. Lake Oswego (Ore.), 20-2

    The Lakers claimed their second straight title with a 13-3 win over Oregon Episcopal (Ore.) in the OGLA final. Lauren Gilbert finished the season with 97 goals and 40 assists to lead the team, which was perfect against in-state opponents. Previous: 6

    7. Cherry Creek (Colo.), 15-4

    The Bruins ended their season with an 8-5 loss to Colorado Academy in the state championship game for a third year in a row. Peal Schwartz and Emma Godfrey both scored two goals, but 10-time champion Cherry Creek came up short in its 20th straight finals appearance. Previous: 7

    8. Mater Dei (Calif.), 16-5

    After beating Foothill-Santa Ana (Calif.) 13-9 in the Orange County final, the Monarchs rolled to a 21-11 win over Redondo to repeat as CIF Southern Section champions. Grace Houser (California) led the team with 90 goals and 23 assists this season. Previous: 8

    9. Eastside Catholic (Wash.), 15-3

    The Crusaders avenged their two in-state losses in the Final Four to repeat as state champions. After beating Issaquah (Wash.) 15-11 in the semifinals, they topped previously unbeaten Bainbridge Island (Wash.), 16-11, in the championship. Previous: 9

    10. Menlo (Calif.), 17-2

    The Knights claimed the West Bay Athletic League Foothill Division tournament championship with an 8-3 win over Menlo-Atherton (Calif.) after knocking out Sacred Heart Prep (Calif.) 13-7 in the semifinals. Previous: 10

    — Laurel Pfahler

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    Needham (Mass.) upset previously-ranked Longmeadow (Mass.) in the Division 1 state championship game.
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    Needham (Mass.) used strong team defense to secure an 8-5 win over previously-ranked Longmeadow (Mass.) in the Division 1 state championship game.
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    Eden Prairie earned its third straight Minnesota state title with a 16-10 win over the Blake School on Saturday.

    Source: US Lacrosse Magazine
  • Lincoln-Sudbury Claims State Title to Round Out Final Nike/USL HSB Top 25
    By mschneider - Tuesday Jun 20, 2017

    The Northeast and Midwest regions wrapped up their seasons over the weekend, but there were no changes in the Nike/US Lacrosse High School Boys' Top 25.

    No. 16 Lincoln-Sudbury (Mass.), the last of the Top 25 to finish its 2017 campaign, claimed its third straight state title, defeating Acton Boxborough (Mass.) 9-7 and Boston College High (Mass.) 8-7.

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    1 Landon (Md.) 21-0 1 Season complete (IAC champion) 2 Darien (Conn.) 23-0 2 Season complete (Class L champion) 3 Culver Academy (Ind.) 21-1 3 Season complete 4 Cold Spring Harbor (N.Y.) 21-0 4 Season complete (Class C champion) 5 St. Ignatius (Calif.) 19-2 5 Season complete (WCAL champion) 6 Delbarton (N.J.) 21-1 6 Season compete (NJSIAA Non-Public A champion/TOC winner) 7 Calvert Hall (Md.) 17-2 7 Season complete (MIAA-A champion) 8 Ward Melville (N.Y.) 20-2 8 Season complete (Class A champion) 9 McDonogh (Md.) 17-4 9 Season complete (MIAA runner-up) 10 Chaminade (N.Y.) 11-4 10 Season complete (CHSAA AAA Champ) 11 Jamesville-DeWitt (N.Y.) 21-2 11 Season complete (Class C runner-up) 12 La Salle College High (Pa.) 21-2 12 Season complete 13 Bullis (Md.) 18-3 13 Season complete (IAC runner-up) 14 Severna Park (Md.) 20-0 14 Season complete (MPSAA 4A/3A champion) 15 Victor (N.Y.) 19-3 15 Season complete (Class B champion) 16 Lincoln-Sudbury (Mass.) 19-1 16 Season complete (Division I state champion) 17 Pittsford (N.Y.) 19-2 17 Season complete (Class A runner-up) 18 Smithtown East (N.Y.) 15-4 18 Season complete 19 Haverford School (Pa.) 16-7 19 Season complete 20 Boys' Latin (Md.) 14-5 20 Season complete 21 Avon Grove (Pa.) 23-2 21 Season complete (PIAA 3A champion) 22 Yorktown (N.Y.) 17-5 22 Season complete (Class B runner-up) 23 Conestoga (Pa.) 22-4 23 Season complete (PIAA 3A runner-up) 24 Manhasset (N.Y.) 15-2 24 Season complete 25 Bridgewater-Raritan (N.J.) 17-1 25 Season complete
    Also considered: Massapequa (N.Y.), Malvern Prep (Pa.), St. Thomas Aquinas (Fla.), Springfield-Delco (Pa.), Moorestown (N.J.), Cherry Creek (Colo.)
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    Northeast Top 10

    1. Darien (Conn.), 23-0

    The Blue Wave claimed their fourth consecutive Class L state title with a 16-3 win over Cheshire (Conn.) and pushed their winning streak to 54 games. The championship was their 13th overall. Previous: 1

    2. Cold Spring Harbor (N.Y.), 21-0

    The Seahawks, who have won 28 straight games, earned their third straight state title with a hard-fought 11-9 decision over Jamesville-DeWitt (N.Y.) in the Class C final. They have two losses combined over the past three championship seasons. Previous: 2

    3. Ward Melville (N.Y.), 20-2

    The Patriots’ ninth state title came with a dramatic 10-9 overtime win against Pittsford (N.Y.) in the Class A championship. Ward Melville trailed 9-4 with 4:26 remaining in the fourth quarter and was still down 9-6 with 1:01 left in regulation. Previous: 3

    4. Chaminade (N.Y.), 11-4

    The Flyers were awarded the CHSAA Class AAA championship after the CHSAA sanctioned St. Anthony’s (N.Y.) for using an illegible player this season, canceling the title game with a forfeit and stripping the Friars of all their wins. Previous: 4

    5. Jamesville-DeWitt (N.Y.), 21-2

    J-D built a 5-1 lead in the second quarter, but couldn’t hold on in an 11-9 loss to Cold Spring Harbor (N.Y.) in the Class C state final. The Red Rams’ only other loss was to Yorktown (N.Y.) on April 11. Previous: 5

    6. Victor (N.Y.), 19-3

    The Blue Devils were dominant in a 9-3 win over Yorktown (N.Y.) in the Class B final, as they collected their third consecutive state championship. Previous: 6

    7. Lincoln-Sudbury (Mass.), 19-1

    The Warriors topped Acton Boxborough (Mass.), 9-7, in the Division I North final, then followed with an 8-7 win over Boston College High (Mass.) in the state championship game as L-S claimed its third straight state title. The Warriors built a 5-0 lead early and an 8-4 lead after three quarters in the final, and Jack Sutherland led the way with three goals. Previous: 7

    8. Pittsford (N.Y.), 19-2

    The Panthers just missed out on their first state title, dropping the Class A championship in heart-breaking fashion against Ward Melville. Pittsford led 9-4 with 4:26 left in regulation but gave up the game’s final six goals as the Patriots stole a 10-9 win in overtime. Previous: 8

    9. Smithtown East (N.Y.), 15-4

    The Bulls’ season ended with a 9-8 loss to Ward Melville (N.Y.) in the Suffolk County Class A title game late last month. Connor DeSimone finished the season with 60 goals and 54 assists, while MIchael Latini had 48 goals and 17 assists. All of East’s losses were by one goal, including a regular-season loss to Ward Melville. Previous: 9

    10. Yorktown (N.Y.), 17-5

    Yorktown closed the season with a 9-3 loss to Victor in the Class B state final after earning a thrilling overtime win over Garden City (N.Y.) in the semifinals. Previous: 10

    — Will Cleveland

    Mid-Atlantic Top 10 (season complete)

    1. Landon (Md.), 21-0

    The Bears were rarely tested on the way to an IAC title that closed a perfect season. They finished in style by beating Bullis (Md.), 18-7, in the championship May 12. Joey Epstein (Johns Hopkins) piled up 75 goals and 48 assists for the season, and Justin Shockey (Navy) won 79 percent of his face-offs. Previous: 1

    2. Delbarton (N.J.), 21-1

    The Green Wave blasted Moorestown (N.J.), 15-9, on Saturday to claim their second straight NJSIAA Tournament of Champions title and third in the last four years. They let an eight-goal lead shrink to three in the fourth quarter but recovered to pull away late. Michael Long, Luca Tria (Cornell) and Matt Campbell scored three goals apiece. Delbarton beat Ramapo, 10-4, earlier in the week to earn a spot in the final. Previous: 2

    3. Calvert Hall (Md.), 17-2

    The Cardinals left no doubt about their spot atop the MIAA-A, closing with a 12-6 win over McDonogh (Md.) in the championship May 25. After two early losses, they finished the spring with 15 straight victories. Jacob Kelly (North Carolina) hit his scoring stride in the run and finished with a team-best 47 goals and 44 assists. Previous: 3

    4. McDonogh (Md.), 17-4

    The Eagles came up short in their bid for a repeat MIAA-A title, falling 12-6 to Calvert Hall in the championship May 25. Their nonconference résumé included defeats of heavyweights Chaminade (N.Y.), Haverford School (Pa.) and Bullis (Md.). McDonogh put five players on the all-conference team, including defensive stalwarts B.J. Farrare, Brandon Shure and Chris Smith. Previous: 4

    5. La Salle (Pa.), 21-2

    The Explorers tripped up short of a Pennsylvania state title, falling to Central Bucks East (Pa.), 8-6, in a June 3 quarterfinal. The loss finished an impressive season highlighted by a Philadelphia Catholic League title and wins over a handful of traditional Pennsylvania powers. Brett Baskin (Johns Hopkins) was named PCL MVP after tallying 41 goals and 23 assists. Previous: 5

    6. Bullis (Md.), 18-3

    The Bulldogs put together another strong résumé but settled for runner-up in the IAC after losing 18-7 to top-ranked Landon in the final May 12. Alex Trippi (North Carolina) posted 54 goals and 61 assists this season and finishes as the program’s all-time leading scorer. Previous: 6

    7. Severna Park (Md.), 20-0

    The Falcons were perfect en route to a repeat Maryland 4A/3A title. They finished in dramatic fashion, beating Churchill (Md.), 7-6, in the May 24 final on a goal by Jack Thomas with three seconds left in regulation. UMBC-bound Trevor Patschorke posted 83 goals for an explosive club that averaged 15.8 goals per game. Previous: 7

    8. Haverford School (Pa.), 16-7

    The Fords ended a second straight season with a loss to Culver Academy Prep (Ind.) in the Inter-Ac Invitational final. They couldn’t get much going offensively in a 9-5 defeat on May 21. It was still another strong season for Haverford with a handful of notable wins against a brutal schedule and an outright conference regular season title. Luke O’Grady (Providence) did his part in pacing a new-look attack with 56 goals. Previous: 8

    9. Boys’ Latin (Md.), 14-5

    The Lakers earned the No. 2 seed in the MIAA-A tournament but had their season end in the semifinals with an 11-8 loss to McDonogh on May 22. After a nice run midseason to get to the top of the conference standings, they closed the spring with three losses in their final four games. Matt Brandau (Yale) set the offensive pace with 36 goals and 34 assists. Previous: 10

    10.  Avon Grove (Pa.), 23-2

    Zach Augustine’s double-overtime goal Saturday gave the Red Devils a 5-4 win over then-national No. 20 Conestoga (Pa.) and their first Pennsylvania (PIAA 3A) state title. They had to go to the extra period after allowing the tying goal with one second left in regulation. Avon Grove got through to the final by beating Central Bucks East, 7-5, on Wednesday, boosted by two goals from Augustine. Previous: NR

    — Eric Detweiler

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    South Top 10 (season complete)

    1. St. Thomas Aquinas (Fla.), 21-1

    The Raiders claimed their second consecutive state championship with a 12-7 win over Lake Highland Prep (Fla.). STA has not lost to a Florida team since May of 2015. 

    2. Dallas Jesuit (Texas), 15-5

    The Rangers ended the season by winning their second consecutive THSLL state championship. They are the first repeat THSLL champion since 2010. 

    3. Lassiter (Ga.), 17-4

    The Trojans beat Lambert (Ga.) 10-5 to win their first GHSA 6A/7A state championship since 2006, ending Lambert’s in-state win streak at 39 games and avenging last year’s title game loss. Colvin Prosser led with four goals in the weather-delayed game, while Nolan Moon scored three goals, Choice Mostellar added two and Justin Edwards one. The Trojans came back from down 4-1 early to beat Allatoona 11-9 in the semifinals. 

    4.  Lambert (Ga.), 20-2

    The Longhorns rallied past Centennial (Ga.), 12-7, to advance to the GHSA 6A/7A state championship game, but were denied a repeat title with a 10-5 loss to Lassiter in a weather-delayed final. Alex Walker scored two goals for Lambert. Eric Overbay, Kyle Lewis and Bradley Wehmon had one each. 

    5. Middle Creek (N.C.), 22-0

    The Mustangs finished off a perfect season to claim their first ever state title. They beat Lake Norman 17-8 on Saturday to win the NCHSAA 4A championship. Middle Creek fell behind early, but put together a strong second quarter to take an 8-4 lead at halftime. Senior Jake Medwar led the Mustangs with five goals, and Patrick Tanner and Owen Caputo scored four each, while Graham Schwartz won 19 of 25 faceoffs. Middle Creek got to the finals by upending perennial power and previously-ranked Cardinal Gibbons (N.C.) 17-4 in the semifinals.

    6. Episcopal School of Dallas (Texas), 18-1

    The Eagles advanced to the THSLL title game, but fell short of the title when Dallas Jesuit rallied for a 9-8 win. ESD had beaten Jesuit 7-5 on April 28. 

    7. The Woodlands (Texas), 23-1

    The Highlanders, top-seeded in the THSLL Final Four, lost to Episcopal Dallas, 11-8, in the state semifinals. The Woodlands owns five out-of-state wins. 

    8. Weddington (N.C.), 19-1

    The Warriors scored 12 second-quarter goals on their way to a 21-6 win over Cedar Ridge in the NCHSAA 1A/2A/3A state championship for their first state title. Austin Leonard led with five goals, while Hunter Fasanaro had four. The Warriors beat Cuthbertson (N.C.) 21-6 to advance to the title game. Leonard scored five goals, Fasanaro had four goals and three assists and James Shipley had four goals and an assist in that win. Whitner Litton collected nine groundballs and won 23 of 29 faceoffs.

    9. Memphis University School (Tenn.), 16-3

    The Owls won their second consecutive TSLA state title when Cade Klawinski scored in the second overtime to beat McCallie School (Tenn.) 9-8. The game was forced to overtime after a flurry of late goals in regulation. Daniel Shumake gave MUS an 8-6 lead with 50 seconds left, but McCallie scored two quick goals to send it to overtime. The Owls beat Christian Brothers (Tenn.) 12-4 in the semifinals to advance to the title game. 

    10. Ponte Vedra (Fla.), 19-2

    The Sharks’ promising season ended in an upset in the second round of the Florida state play-in games. Their only other loss was to Jupiter, and they had three strong out-of-state wins. 

    — Aimee Ford Foster     

    Midwest Top 10

    1. Culver Prep Academy (Ind.), 21-1

    The Eagles concluded their season on May 20 by winning the Inter-Ac Invitational in Philadelphia. They beat nationally-ranked Haverford School (Pa.) in the final to avenge their lone loss of the season. Culver, which is ranked third nationally, also had notable in-region wins over Brother Rice (Mich.) and New Trier (Ill.). Goalie Matt Schmidt blocked 169 of the 219 shots he faced this season for a 77.2 percent save rate. Previous: 1

    2. Brother Rice (Mich.), 20-4

    The Warriors clinched their 13th straight state championship with an 8-7 victory over Detroit Catholic Central (Mich.) on June 10, following an 8-6 win over Rockford (Mich.) in the semifinals. Brother Rice had 10 first-team all-state selections, led by Michigan’s Mr. Lacrosse Jack Kelly. Previous: 2

    3. Cathedral (Ind.), 21-4

    The Irish finished 2017 with their second-straight state title, defeating Carmel (Ind.) 8-5 in the final June 3 to avenge their lone in-state loss. After an 0-2 start to the season, Cathedral bounced back with wins against Cincinnati St. Xavier (Ohio) and Brother Rice (Mich.), and its only other setback was against Canadian power Everest Academy. Kavan Braun led the way for Cathedral. Previous: 3

    4. New Trier (Ill.), 20-4

    The Trevians were crowned Illinois state champs on June 3 following their 9-6 win over Loyola Academy (Ill.), which avenged a 7-6 loss from April 29. New Trier’s season was highlighted by a pair of wins over MICDS (Mo.) and a victory over DeSmet Jesuit (Mo.). Nelson Gaechter finished the season with 58 goals. Previous: 4

    5. East Grand Rapids (Mich.), 19-1 

    The Pioneers won the Michigan Division II state title with an 11-9 victory over Forest Hills Central (Mich.) on June 10. The title was East Grand Rapids’ first since 2009. Hub Hejna (Colorado College) scored an astounding 93 goals and 66 assists this season. Previous: 5

    6. MICDS (Mo.), 17-5

    The Rams won their fourth straight state title on May 27, beating Chaminade Prep (Mo.) in the final. All five of MICDS’ losses this season were decided by three goals or less, including an overtime decision against Brother Rice (Mich.) and two games against New Trier (Ill.). Harry Wellford (Virginia) finished his time at MICDS with 163 goals and 125 assists. Previous: 6

    7. Archbishop Moeller (Ohio), 17-7

    The Crusaders won their last 10 games of the season en route to Ohio’s Division I state title, defeating Cleveland St. Ignatius (Ohio) 9-8 in double overtime in the final June 3. Moeller’s season was highlighted by a win over Ohio powerhouse Upper Arlington in the state semifinals, as well as a win over St. Xavier (Ohio) in the regional finals. Previous: 7

    8. Loyola Academy (Ill.), 17-8

    The Ramblers could not defend their 2016 state title, falling to New Trier (Ill.) 9-6 in the championship game June 3. Loyola played arguably the toughest schedule in the region, but had most of its success in-state, defeating teams such as New Trier (Ill.) and Grayslake North (Ill.) during the regular season. Previous: 8 

    9. Upper Arlington (Ohio), 20-3

    The Golden Bears’ impressive season ended in the state semifinals against Moeller on May 31, as they couldn’t avenge a regular-season loss to the Crusaders. The only other team to beat Upper Arlington this season was Dublin Coffman (Ohio). Jack Dolan led Upper Arlington’s attack with 53 goals. Previous: 9

    10. Detroit Catholic Central (Mich.), 15-6

    The Shamrocks nearly ended Brother Rice’s run as Michigan state champs, but wound up short in an 8-7 contest on June 10 in the title game. Detroit Catholic Central had victories over New Trier (Ill.) and one-loss Hartland (Mich.). Previous: 10

    — Justin Boggs

    West Top 10 (season complete)

    1. St. Ignatius Prep (Calif.), 19-2

    The Wildcats beat Bellarmine Prep 9-4 to claim their eighth straight West Catholic Athletic League (WCAL) title and wrap up another impressive season. Ignatius, which is ranked in the top 10 nationally, hasn’t lost a league game in eight years of play. Previous: 1

    2. Cherry Creek (Colo.), 18-1

    A year after failing to make the state final for the first time since 2011, the Bruins made the most of their return to collect their record sixth title with a 17-8 win over defending champion Regis Jesuit (Colo.) in the Class 5A championship. Cherry Creek beat Kent Denver (Colo.) 13-5 in the semifinals to set up the third championship meeting in the last four years with Regis. Previous: 2

    3. La Costa Canyon (Calif.), 18-2

    The second-seeded Mavericks claimed their eighth CIF championship overall and third in four years by outlasting Coronado (Calif.) 10-9 in the San Diego Section Open final. They ended a one-year title drought after topping Poway 11-8 in the semifinals. Previous: 3

    4. Regis Jesuit (Colo.), 15-4

    The Raiders topped 2016 state runner-up Arapahoe (Colo.) 15-7 in the Class 5A semifinals but couldn’t repeat an early-season win over Cherry Creek in the final. Regis fell behind 5-1 in the first quarter and trailed 9-2 at the half. Previous: 4

    5. Loyola-Los Angeles (Calif.), 21-4

    The Cubs claimed their second straight Southern Section CIF title, avenging a regular-season loss to Palos Verdes (Calif.) in the Los Angeles final and topping Foothill-Santa Ana (Calif.) 13-5 in the overall championship. Loyola’s other three losses were against teams that have been ranked this season. Previous: 5

    6. De La Salle (Calif.), 19-4

    The Spartans claimed the CIF North Coast Division 1 title, beating Amador Valley (Calif.) 7-5 in the final to avenge an early-season loss to the Dons. Three of their four losses were decided by two goals or less, including one against nationally-ranked St. Ignatius Prep. De La Salle beat knocked defending champion Monte Vista-Danville (Calif.) out in the semifinals, 8-6. Previous: 7

    7. Arapahoe (Colo.), 13-5

    The Warriors won 12 of their last 14 games after a 1-3 start to the season but ended their season with a second loss to Regis Jesuit in the Class 5A state semifinals. Arapahoe led 5-4 at halftime but was outscored 11-2 in the second half of the 15-7 loss. Previous: 8

    8. Oregon Episcopal (Ore.), 17-1

    The Aardvarks avenged their lone loss of the season by beating previously-ranked West Linn (Ore.) 11-10 in overtime of the state semifinals May 31, then went on to win the title Saturday with a 9-6 win over Sunset. They held a 4-3 advantage at the half but fired off four goals in the third quarter to propel themselves to the win. Previous: NR

    9. Skyline (Wash.), 16-2

    The Spartans claimed the WHSBLA Class 4A state title with a 9-7 win over rival Eastlake (Wash.) in the final after topping Woodinville (Wash.) 9-6 in the semifinals. Skyline had one in-state loss this season, a two-goal loss to Bellevue (Wash.) in the opener. Previous: 9

    10. Coronado (Calif.), 15-7

    The Islanders rallied back from an 8-4 deficit against La Costa Canyon to take a 9-8 lead with 4:29 left but couldn’t hold on and settled for runner-up in the San Diego Open division. It was their second one-goal loss to LCC. Coronado upset previously-ranked Torrey Pines (Calif.) 6-4 in the semifinals, less than two weeks after dropping a 19-7 loss to the Falcons. Previous: 10

    — Laurel Pfahler

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    Seasons ended in the Northeast and Midwest, highlighted by Lincoln-Sudbury (Mass.) winning a state title.
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    With a 8-7 win over Boston College High (Mass.) in the state championship game, Lincoln-Sudbury (Mass.) claimed its third straight state title.
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    Culver Prep Academy (Ind.) finishes on top in the Midwest after winning the Inter-Ac Invitational in Philadelphia.

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  • Sarah Bullard and Ally Carey: From U19 Stardom to World Cup Wonders
    By msilva - Monday Jun 19, 2017

    One of the happiest days of Ally Carey’s young life left her in tears.

    On a sweltering hot day in the summer of 2006, she walked toward her mother’s car, having just completed an exhausting series of tryouts for the U.S. U19 team that would compete in the following summer’s world championship in Canada. As one of the younger players, Carey tempered her expectations.

    “I’d come home every day and say, ‘Mom, I don’t know, don’t get your hopes up,’” Carey said. “I didn’t think I was the type of player they wanted, because I’m not flashy. I do the little things.”

    But when the tryouts concluded, her number was called. She climbed into the car and delivered the good news.

    “My mom was telling me how proud of me she was and then I just started bawling,” Carey said. “I thought about how much more work there was to be done. Every day for the next year would be that exhausting.”

    A decade later, Carey is still training, still working hard and still the wearing red, white and blue. This summer she’ll represent the United States at the Federation of International Lacrosse Women’s World Cup in Guildford, England. She’ll be joined by Sarah Bullard, one of her teammates on the 2007 U19 team that captured gold.

    “That they still have the passion, that’s what’s incredible,” said Wendy Kridel, coach of the 2007 team.

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    For Bullard, you could describe the passion as addictive.

    “It was such an incredible experience, I wanted to get into the senior system as quickly as possible,” Bullard said. “So in the summer of 2008 [after her freshman year at Duke], I tried out. I’m a little bit addicted. I just absolutely fell in love with it.”

    Bullard was the youngest member on the 2009 team that won gold in the Czech Republic, returning the World Cup to the U.S. after watching Australia win the event in 2005 from the stands at the U.S. Naval Academy as a high school student. She now owns three gold medals (the U19 in 2007 and World Cup titles in 2009 and 2013) and is part of a vision for the U.S. national teams program — bridging the connection between the U19 and senior team programs. Recently named co-captain of the 2017 World Cup team (along with Devon Wills), Bullard is the first player in Team USA history to hold that position with the U19 and senior squads.

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    Bullard, left, and Carey, were high schoolers when they first donned the red, white and blue for the U.S. U19 team in 2007.

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    Kridel coached the 1999 and 2003 U.S. U19 teams that won gold medals. She wasn’t planning to coach again in 2007. Then-U.S. senior team coach Sue Heether coaxed Kridel out of retirement. The two envisioned a pipeline between the U19 and senior teams. This year’s World Cup roster also includes former U19 star Kayla Treanor, whose 2011 teammates Cortney Fortunato and Shannon Gilroy were on the training team.

    It’s an important connection that helps continuity. Ricky Fried was an assistant on Heether’s 2009 U.S. staff, and is now the head coach for his second World Cup. His aggressive full-field pressure approach has been embraced and understood by the players. As midfielders, Bullard and Carey play a key role.

    “They’ve definitely bought into our system of running lines and not focusing on their [playing] time,” Fried said. “Most women’s lacrosse players are used to playing all the time and taking breaks [on the field], and our system doesn’t allow for that.”

    Bullard currently lives near San Francisco where she works full-time as vice president of sales for Wheels Up, and also helps Kridel coach a high school team at Sacred Heart Prep. This fall, she’s headed to business school at Harvard. Finding time to work out and work on stick skills with that schedule requires commitment.

    “It wears on you mentally and emotionally to continue to motivate yourself every single day,” Bullard said.

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    Carey, who starred collegiately at Vanderbilt, stepped away from the program after winning a gold medal in 2013, but the lure of competition brought her back.

    “I thought I was retired,” said Carey, a marketing manager for Marolina Outdoor. “Something was missing, and I knew I must not be done. But if I was going to come back, I had to come back stronger than I had ever been.”

    It didn’t go unnoticed.

    “Her fitness level is at the top on a team with a really high level,” Fried said. “She didn’t just want to be there, she wanted to make sure she was fully in. She’s got a full-time job, but she makes time and pushes herself to the extreme limit.”

    Kridel called Bullard one of the best leaders she worked with on the U.S. teams. Fried echoed those thoughts, saying Bullard goes full speed in every drill and encourages teammates to do the same.

    She does so because of what representing the country has meant to her for the last decade.

    “It’s not something that ever gets old,” Bullard said. “When the national anthem plays, I close my eyes and take a moment to appreciate the opportunity. It’s easy to get lost in the competition and nerves of playing a game, and doing that helps me go into a game remembering what’s important. It’s really special, every single time.”

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    Bullard and Carey, Team USA's grinders, know better than most what it means to represent the red, white and bl
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    Sarah Bullard is the first player in Team USA history to serve as captain of the U19 and senior teams.
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    Ally Carey stepped away from the U.S. program after 2013, but the lure of competition brought her back.

    Source: US Lacrosse Magazine
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